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Plotting the future: the ‘seed guardians' bringing variety to UK gardens

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Gardeners in the UK are doing their bit to expand the range of plant seeds for a richer and more diverse future Words and photographs It's a fine, crisp day and the first frost of the season, a significant occasion for any gardener and one that has not gone unnoticed by the seed guardians of the Stroud Community Seed Bank. Beth Richardson, a 27-year-old student midwife and coordinator at the seed bank, meets me by a big compost heap that steams on contact with the icy cold air. The heap, a valuable group resource, belongs to the allotment where Beth grows her crops. In allotment...
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